Georgia has certified Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election in the state, following a by-hand recount that confirmed Biden’s victory.
While over 2,000 votes for President Trump were discovered during the recount, Biden won by a margin of 12,284 votes.
Just in: The Georgia Secretary of State' Office today certified the results for the November 3, 2020 General Election. pic.twitter.com/ouAmGg58cL
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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger “affirmed that all 159 counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each state and federal candidate,” the secretary’s office said in a statement. “Further, the Secretary of State affirms that the statewide consolidated returns…are a true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county.”
Biden’s razor-thin victory marks the first time since 1992 that Georgia voters chose a Democratic presidential candidate.